Photo by Emma McIntyre - More photos available on The Sheepdogs website
At stake for the band, of which three of the members (Ewan Currie, Ryan Gullen and Sam Corbett) are former U of S students, is not only an appearance on the cover of the magazine, but a recording contract with Atlantic Records. By making it to the next round of the competition, the band will perform in front of 90,000 people at the Bonnaroo Music Festival in Tennessee in June.
The Sheepdogs' first taste of competition was at the Battle of the Bands at Louis' Pub on the U of S campus five years ago and Currie, the band's lead singer and guitarist, is also a former linebacker for the U of S Huskie football team. His mother, Lyn Currie, is a member of the University Library staff as well.
The Library's Saskatchewan Music Collection also features recordings and sheet music of Saskatchewan artists from all musical genres including all the recordings from the fast-rising Sheepdogs. You can listen to them in the Education and Music Library on campus.
To find out more about The Sheepdogs, the only Canadian band in the competition, visit the Choose the Cover of Rolling Stone website.